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controller did a study and comparing muni to five other systems these cities included boston, seattle, new york, oakland and san jose or santa clara mta. they all had higher scores than muni. muni was on the bottom. we included bart. since they said other systems did it we decided to look at the systems in paris france. it took months to identify the right officials and in this case either the head of operations or the systems schedulinger all but one which was new york agreed to an extensive interview by two of us and per the rules we were not identified. nevertheless of the interviews as described in the report were significant. all transit systems it became clear had multiple systems that were similar and had challenges and all needed to deal with complex traffic, scheduling, and terrain problems uniquely their own, and yet as we had known the san francisco controller's survey had shown all had higher reliability and rider seaferz than muni and we determined that all systems use switchbacks they only did so in cases of equipment break down or emergencies except for one. one syst
of those i was the general manager in boston at there and i am aware of the operating practices there, and it's beston and pick the government center and the green line -- several lines go into the green line and trains frequently switched there. that is just one example. we also reached out after we saw the initial report that said that others did not do switchbacks. we reached out to other transit systems that we listed in our response that owls do switchbacks so again the same caveat. all of the other transit systems will tell you would they prefer not to do switchbacks? yes they would. in some cases, in the case of bart they have tracks and they can do other things but they also do switch backs and schedule them everyday as well, so in our view and base some of our personal experiences and discussions with others, other systems do use switch backs. >> okay. maybe i will ask the grand jury this as well, but from your point of view were these not jurisdictions communicating to them during the course of their investigation? >> i did not see that until the finding so we were brief
in massachusetts, we're getting the hit by the new hampshire ads, the boston ads. i think people want a little break. introducing a little lefty into the campaign it at this late date i think voters appreciate it. melissa: did you run other ads where you hit your opponent over the head with a hammer or something just to balance it all out? >> yeah. there has been a hard fought campaign in the 6th congressional district and north shore of massachusetts so it is kind of a nice way to end it. but we've been talking about the economy and the debt and getting, you know, the job market back in this area and throughout the country. you know, throughout the course of the campaign. and, i think voters listening to the message but want a little, like i said, a little levity at this point. melissa: have you heard from folks about the ad in particular? or has it gone by unnoticed because people sort of relax but don't know what it is for? >> no. definitely noticed. you know what? good way to cut through the clutter right now. we have a pretty intense congressional campaign, a u.s. senate campaign, a new h
. >> we get a call from the boston police. and they say, "it's a mad scene down here." >> (chanting): we want ted! >> narrator: it was the night of their first debate. >> "we're going to have to get you an escort to get into the building." they had eight or ten motorcycle police officers there to guide us through the mobs of people at the site. >> narrator: it was 47-year-old mitt romney's first campaign. >> and mitt just has this big smilon his face, and he looks at me and goes, "boy, however this turns out, this really makes it worth it." >> narrator: the race had been close. romney needed a great performance. >> i don't think he had any idea what it was going to be like, because he had never done debates under that pressure. >> narrator: he'd gotten into the race because kennedy looked weak, beatable. >> at the time ted kennedy seemed vulnerable. it was a weak period for kennedy. he looked bad, he sounded bad, and in that way he was vulnerable. >> narrator: he was dramatically overweight. there had been trouble with alcohol and women. he'd mortgaged his house to stay in the race. >> r
television. >> they don't even know what show they are on. >> people that drove all the way from boston to get here, a lot of dedicated fans very excited about the concert and speaking of concerts, we do have a lot of great music coming up in the next few weeks. one direction, the big boy band, is going to be here on tuesday, november 13th, and we'll actually have more of them the following day as well. >> but that's not all, wait. there's more. we've got three more concerts thanksgiving week. slow rider will be kicking things off on monday, november 19th. that's right. kessia rocks the plaza the next day. this guy goes yeah, and on wednesday, the day before thanksgiving, mr. worldwide himself, pitbull. we're calling him mr. ya. >> but this morning it's all about aerosmith. natalie's got a look at the headlines. >> all right. good morning again to you. good morning, everyone. federal officials will visit new york's staten island today which received a severe blow from hurricane sandy. nbc's andrea canning is there with more on the struggles facing the entire region. good morning, andrea
in communities that remain without power. amtrak will offer limited service between new york city and boston today. the new york city subway system is slowly coming back to life. the m-train, which links queens to manhattan actually started running. manhattan remains in the dark. with little mass transit folks are turning to their cars and you know what that means. lots of gas lines. they extend for miles. according to the most recent report from triple-a, of the gas stations it monitors roughly 60% of stations in new jersey and 70% on long island were closed thursday. both of new jersey's senators are now asking president obama for emergency fuel supplies. we do have a presidential campaign to cover. we are in the last 72, 96 hours if you will. the final chapter of the 2012 campaign is now begun and it all comes down, it apparently changed to ohio which president obama and governor romney, ready for this, are going to visit six separate times in the last four days of the break. today is the first day. president obama spends the entire day in ohio. he's got stops in springfield, lima, hillia
in front of our home fabz, should be a great atmosphere with boston coming in here. i anticipate these guys are looking forward to it. i am. >> i'm really excited. my family's going to be there. this is my town now. this is my city so to speak. i have to represent what i'm capable of doing as well as amymates. hopefully the fans will be able to support us throughout the whole year. >> they open up the season at home tomorrow against boston. the season opener. >>> another week, another cancellation in the nhl. today the league announced that the annual winter classic is no more. >> that's the best part. >> i know. the game scheduled for january 1st between the detroit red wings and toronto maple leafs at michigan stadium aka the big house in ann arbor. vance, we know you're a tennis guy. >> used to be. >> lagos, nigeria where venus and serena williams taking a tennis be match at a club that dates back so 1885. to celebrate her victory the elder williams, she's busting a move to a popular nigerian song. you know, it's no gangnam style, but she's got it. she is impressing the crowd. first i wa
amtrak will begin offering limited service between new york city and boston. and new jersey transit will also start moving today with limited service. the new york subway system continues to make advances. the "m" train linking queens to manhattan just started running, but there are still no trains running below 34th street where half of manhattan remains in the dark. so the millions of new yorkers who depend on subways, they're now waiting in those long lines for buses. for those who drive into new york city, the lines at city bridges stretched for miles yesterday, enough to make you turn around and just stay home. it's simply not worth it. it will take all day to get in in some cases. in an effort to ease gridlock inside the city, the mayor has ordered all vehicles entering manhattan to have at least three passengers for the rest of the week. there are checkpoints set up on the way into manhattan with cars not meeting the three-person rule, those cars turned away. and you're only beginning to make your way into new york if you're lucky enough to find gas for your cars. about 80% o
stopped them and made her way to boston. this is the first at 22 in american women. it showed her with a hatchet in one hand and scallops in the other. >> he is the best selling author of the "don't know much" series. >> with just five days to go until election day, and romney called on ohioans to vote early for her husband. during a rally, she said he will not fail women and the american people. this is a half hour. >> thank you. i am so pleased to be here today. what a warm welcome. what a lovely group of people. we are into the final days. isn't this exciting? we are going in the right direction. we are so pleased to be here. i have had a love the opportunity to travel with and through the months now and i see and her summit things that will be is so lovely in a first lady. we are so lucky to have her, aren't we? the reason that i am here is not much different than the reasons from before. i care very deeply about my own family, obviously. once again, the mccain family has a son that is deployed. he is in the navy and he flies helicopters and he is indeed -- the reason i tell y
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